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National Opinions

RedBlueAmerica: Columnists say goodbye after 9 years

After nine years and hundreds of debates, the RedBlueAmerica column is coming to an end. Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis began this column while Barack Obama was battling Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in late 2007; they end it as Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House — and American politics appear to be massively upended.

Editorials

Guest editorial: Don’t drive while drowsy

With the New Year’s weekend coming up, authorities are reminding revelers not to drink and drive and to make plans ahead of time for a ride home after the party ends. This is as it should be; people who are drinking are not good judges of their impairment and driving prowess.

Guest Opinions

WSU and UW are right to allow controversial speaker

In January, a controversial speaker — Milo Yiannopoulos, a provocateur and editor of the Breitbart News Network who has been banned from Twitter for racism and misogyny — will be appearing at Washington State University in Pullman and then at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Videos

Trump congratulates first confirmed cabinet members Mattis and Kelly at inaugural ball

President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania by his side, congratulated the first two confirmed cabinet members of his administration during the second of his three inaugural balls. Gen. 'Mad Dog' Mattis and Gen. John Kelly were formally approved and sworn in as defense secretary and secretary of homeland security on Friday.
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Trump congratulates first confirmed cabinet members Mattis and Kelly at inaugural ball 0:46

Trump congratulates first confirmed cabinet members Mattis and Kelly at inaugural ball

Hungry squirrels forage under blanket of snow in Kennewick 0:55

Hungry squirrels forage under blanket of snow in Kennewick

Ice skating down the street 0:29

Ice skating down the street

An Icy Time 1:14

An Icy Time